Jodie Foster looks to have settled on her directorial follow-up to 2011’s The Beaver. Variety reports that Foster is now attached to helm the indie drama Money Monster. The story centers on Lee Gates, “a TV personality whose insider trading tips have made him the money guru of Wall Street. When Kyle, a viewer who lost all of his family’s money on a bad tip from Lee, decides to hold Lee hostage on air, ratings soar as the entire country tunes in to this media frenzy to find out just how much a man’s life is worth.” Alan DiFiore (Grimm) and Jim Koufe (National Treasure) wrote the script.
Foster is no stranger behind the camera, as she previously helmed Home for the Holidays and Little Man Tate in addition to last year’s The Beaver. She’ll next be seen onscreen in director Neil Blomkamp’s sci-fi film Elysium opposite Matt Damon, but it’s nice to see that she’ll be getting back into the director’s chair soon. If you missed it, be sure to watch Steve’s interview with Foster from this year’s Comic-Con in which she discusses how she approaches her directing projects. Casting for Money Monster will begin immediately with an eye towards starting production early next year.